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Microsoft offering $50,000 to charities nominated on social media

Microsoft has extended a US charity campaign to the UK, which invites people to nominate a non-profit for a $50,000 donation.

Upgrade Your World asks people to nominate a charity using Twitter, Instagram or Facebook by using the hashtags #upgradeyourworldUK and #vote.

“Is there a local nonprofit in your community that’s working to upgrade the world?”, asks Microsoft. “Microsoft is supporting nonprofits who are improving their world in these 10 countries—Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Kenya, Mexico, the United Kingdom and the United States. Ten organizations in each country will receive cash investments ($50,000) and technology. We’ve found our first five, but need your help to select the remaining five nonprofits in each country.”

AbilityNet, Childnet International, Comic Relief, Launchpad and UK Youth are the five that have been selected by Microsoft in the UK. To be eligible for the donation, an organisation must have a registered account on Twitter, have charitable status in its own country and a mission to benefit a local community.

Voting closes on 23 September and the winners will be announced on 1 October.

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